TWN4 Core Module Legic® NFC
125kHz/134.2kHz & 13.56MHz Contactless Reader/Writer
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Elatec’s TWN4 Family allows users to read and write to almost any 125kHz / 134.2kHz and 13.56MHz tags and/or
labels – it supports all major transponders from various suppliers like ATMEL, EM, ST, NXP, TI, HID, LEGIC,
INSIDE etc. and ISO standards like ISO14443A including ISO14443A-4 (T=CL), ISO14443B including
ISO14443B-4 (T=CL), ISO15693, ISO18092 / ECMA-340 (NFC).
The TWN4 Core Module Legic NFC is designed for integration into machines or any other device to be used with
external antenna (125/134.2kHz,13.56MHz or both). This core module mounted on an antenna carrier board is
available in the standard TWN Elatec desktop housing, too.
The powerful hardware allows the extension of supported transponders to meet your individual request.
Special Features:
Powerful SDK for writing Apps which are executed directly on the reader
Infield Upgradeable
Direct chip-commands support
Supports multiple SAMs (Secure Access Modules)1)
Supports 50 Ohm external antennas via SMA, SMB,SMC, MCX, UMCC/U.FL connectors
CCID and PC/SC 2.011)
o Interfaces: USB, UART (5V CMOS TTL and RS232), I²C, SPI2), Clock/Data3), Wiegand3), CAN2)3)
Dedicated expansion bus for connection of LCD, mass storage…
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82178 Puchheim
+49 89 5529961 0
+49 89 5529961 29
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Technical Data4)
Dimensions (L x W x H)
Power Supply
Current Consumption
Temperature Range
Read- / Write Distance
HOST Interface
OS Support
Transmission Speed
Modes of Operation
Relative Humidity
Order Code
125kHz, 134.2kHz (LF) / 13.56MHz (HF)
Externally, 50 Ohm for 13.56MHz – 490µH ±5% for 125kHz/134.2kHz
39mm x 30mm x 8mm / 1.54inch x 1.18inch x 0.31inch
3.3V+/-5% or (by using on-board voltage regulator) 4.3-5.5V
RF field off: 20mA /
Cyclic Operation: tbd2) /
Power down Mode: tbd2)
RF field on: 140mA typically depending on antenna
Operating: -25°C up to +80°C (-13°F up to +176°F)
Storage: -45°C up to +85°C (-49°F up to +185°F)
Up to 100mm / 4inch, depending on antenna and tag
USB, RS232, serial 5V CMOS TTL, I²C, SPI2), Clock/Data3), Wiegand3), CAN2)3)
Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32-/64-bit), 8, Linux
HOST: USB: Full speed (12Mbit) – RS232: up to 115.200baud
AIR: up to 424kbit/s
USB key board emulation – USB virtual COM port – Transparent – CCID mode / PC/SC 2.011)
5% to 95% non-condensing
 125kHz / 134.2kHz
4100, 4102, 42005), AWID, Casi Rusco, HITAG 16), HITAG 26), HITAG S6), Keri, MIRO, Pyramid,
Optionally, in consideration: 4305, Cardax, FDX-B, IDTECK, Q5, TITAN, T55x7, ZOODIAC
 13.56MHz / Legic Advant
 13.56MHz / Legic Prime
 13.56MHz / ISO14443 A+B compatible to part 4
Mifare DESFire, Mifare Plus7), Mifare SmartMX7), my-d move7), PayPass7),
Mifare Classic1), Mifare Ultralight, Mifare Ultralight C
 13.56MHz / ISO15693
EM40357), Tag-It, my-d vicinity7), ICODE SLI, M24LR16/64, PicoPass7), HID iCLASS5)
 13.56MHz / ISO18092 / NFC
NFCIP-1: NFC Forum Tag Type 2-4
Sony FeliCa6)
Version P:
Standard + Cotag, G-Prox8), HID Prox, Honeywell Nexwatch, Indala, ioProx
500.000 hours
CE, R&TTE, RoHS-II compliant
Approx. 7g
Standard: ART14195
Version P: ART14905
Preparation 2)On Request Only 3)External Interface Required 4)Target Specification 5)UID Only 6)Encryption Not Supported 7)UID/PUPI Only, Read/Write On Request 8)Hash Value Only
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the use of product with any other specifications but the ones mentioned above. Any additional requirement for a specific customer application has to be validated by the customer himself at his own
responsibility. Where application information is given, it is only advisory and does not form part of the specification
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Lilienthalstr. 3
82178 Puchheim
+49 89 5529961 0
+49 89 5529961 29
[email protected]